Adult Events

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  1. Library

    Physical Address
    100 Garfield Street
    Newington, CT 06111

    Phone: : 860-665-8700

Virtual Events & Programs will be held via our Zoom platform. 

Many of our virtual programs that are live will take place on our Zoom Platform.  Information on how to join a program can be found by clicking here. Registration is required for these programs. You may now register online by clicking here or calling the library at 860-665-8700. Program information as well as the Zoom link to access the program will be emailed prior to the event.  

Other programs that are recorded and do not require registration are on our YouTube Channel and can be accessed via YouTube or on this events page listed below.

In Person Programs & Outdoor Programs

 Please contact the library or view this webpage for the most up to date information.  These programs may need to change based on COVID-19 restrictions or inclement weather.  We appreciate your patience in this matter.  Our primary concern is everyone's safety.

Past Programs

To view recorded programs that you may have missed, scroll down to the end of the page to view the video.

Upcoming and Ongoing Programs

Winter reading

Adult Winter Reading Program -"Reading is a Treat" - Register Today!
January 24 – March 3

Join the Adult Winter Reading Program Today! Receive a prize ticket for each book read or listened to during the 5 week program. Weekly drawings held each Friday and the grand prize drawing will be held on March 3. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Tech 4U

Tech 4U is back!
Make an appointment with a librarian and get help with your technology questions! Services offered include creating an email or social media account, using library applications, and help with using your laptop, smartphone, or tablet. Appointments are 30 minutes. Call the Reference Desk at 860-665-8700 to request an appointment. 

The English Teacher

Page Turners Book Discussion 
The English Teacher
 by Lily King 
Thursday, February 2, 6:30 p.m., Community Room
Join us for a lively book discussion facilitated by Karen and Pat. All are welcome.

Coloring and Puzzles

In-Person Coloring / Puzzle Get-togethers
Every First and Third Tuesday of the Month
February 7 & 21 and March 7 & 21 from 10:00 a.m. – noon
Every first and third Tuesday come to the library and socialize while coloring or working on puzzle packets. If unable to attend, coloring packets will be available at the Adult Reference Desk beginning on these days! Registration required for the get-togethers. Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.


Grab & Go Puzzle Packets
Every Second and Fourth Tuesday of the month
February 14 & 28 and March 14 & 28
We put together packets of fun just for you. Each packet will include puzzles, word games, and more! Stop by and pick up your packet on or after the dates listed above.

chair yoga and coloring

Stretch your Creative Mind and Body
Thursday February 9, 6:30 p.m.
The holidays are over so come and join local artist Shannon Sorenson and athletic trainer Jennifer Tirillo for an evening of complete relaxation and fun! Registration Required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

spice it to go

Spice It to GO! - Explore a different culinary spice each month. We’ll provide a small FREE take-it home kit, which will include a small sample of the spice, recipes and information and the history of each featured spice. Register online or call to reserve your kit. Registration required. Supplies are limited.

February’s Spice It to Go – Cream of Tartar
Recipe: Cream of Tartar Biscuits
Pickup: February 13 – 18

March Spice It to Go – Dutch Caraway Seeds
Recipe: Irish Soda Bread
Pickup: March 13 –18

creating a video

Learn to Create Videos from your iPhone and Android for Social Media
Wednesday, February 15, 6:30 p.m.

Join Chamber Member and Social Media Queens Cailin McBee and Tiffany Hamm Gouveia to learns some tips and tricks of creating content on social media. During Covid we've all made video bloopers and all. Come laugh and learn to do better! registration required! Sponsored by the Newington Chamber of Commerce.

Beaded Bracelet

Jewelry Making
Thursday, February 16, 10:00 a.m.

Learn how to make a beaded stretch bracelet for you or a loved one. All supplies are provided. Registration is required. Class size limited. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Movies @ Your Library - Till
Tuesday, February 21, 2:00 p.m.

In 1955, after Emmett Till is murdered in a brutal lynching, his mother vows to expose the racism behind the attack while working to have those involved brought to justice. Starring Danielle Deadwyler, Jalyn Hall, Frankie Fison. PG-13. Running time is 131 minutes.

editing a video

How to Edit Videos from your Android and iPhone
Wednesday, February 22, 6:30 p.m.

Join Chamber Member and Social Media Queens Cailin McBee and Tiffany Hamm Gouveia to learns some tips and tricks of editing content on social media. During Covid we've all made video bloopers and all. Come laugh and learn to do better! Registration required!  Sponsored by the Newington Chamber of Commerce.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Brown Bag It with a Book Discussion 
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Thursday, February 23, noon, Community Room
Join us for this lively discussion while enjoying your bagged lunch brought from home. 

Its Easy Being Queen

It’s Easy Being Queen When You Know Your Worth
Saturday, February 25, 10:30 a.m.
Join author Kim Larkin for an inspiring, interactive workshop based on her book It’s Easy Being Queen (When You Know Your Worth) 15 Royal Rules of Self-Empowerment to help you reign over your own kingdom. This workshop reminds queens of an age that it’s never too late to embrace your royal grace. Thought provoking questions, a meditative exercise and humorous poetry will be included. Sponsored by the Deschler family in honor of their mother, Cecile Deschler.

Eligible Curtis Sittenfeld

Page Turners Book Discussion 
 by Curtis Sittenfeld
Thursday, March 2, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a lively book discussion facilitated by Karen and Pat. All are welcome. 


Ready, Set, Stream!
Thursday, March 9, 10:00 a.m.
Looking to get started with online streaming? Join us for a basic overview of online entertainment options using a streaming service and device. Registration Required.

Ticket to Paradise

Movies @ Your Library!
Ticket to Paradise

Tuesday, March 14, 2:00 p.m.
A divorced couple teams up and travels to Bali to stop their daughter from making the same mistake they think they made 25 years ago. Starring George Clooney, Sean Lynch, Julia Roberts. PG-13. Running time 103 minutes. 


SouLstice Kombucha 
Tuesday March 14, 6:30 p.m.
Kombucha is a fermented tea that is rich in antioxidants and probiotics. Maryann from SouLstice Kombucha will explain the process of making kombucha, as well as the health benefits you can get from drinking kombucha! Samples to try will be offered and Kombucha will available for purchase.  

frog placemat

Learn How to Make a Quilted Placemat
Wednesdays, March 15 & 22 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. TWO-PART PROGRAM
Learn the basic skills of quilting by making a quilted placemat. Bring your own sewing machine and sewing supplies. If you do not have a portable machine, please let us know and one can be provided for you. Quilting tools & materials will be provided. This program is taught by members of the Greater Hartford Quilt Guild. 

Brown Bag It Thursday Murder Club

Brown Bag It with a Book Discussion @ the Library
Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
Thursday, March 23, noon
Join us for this lively discussion while enjoying your bagged lunch brought from home. 


Everything You Wanted to Know About Ukuleles, But Were Afraid to Ask
Thursday, March 23, 6:00 p.m.
Join Ukulele instructors Jim Lenn and Arnie Sholovitz as they talk about the wonderful world of ukuleles and demonstrate the beautiful music that comes from these instruments. Co-sponsored by Newington Parks & Rec, which will be offering ukulele lessons this spring. 

Trivial Trivia Night

Trivial Trivia Night – Virtual
Friday, March 24, 7:00 p.m.
The theme is that there is no theme!  Instead, test yourself with some general knowledge facts.  All ages are welcome and prizes will be awarded.  Register for the Zoom link.  Co-sponsored by the Beekley Community Library.

Critter Crochet 2

Critter Crochet
Saturdays March 25 and April 1, 10:00 a.m.
Learn the art of amigurumi – the Japanese art of crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures.  You will make your very own simple penguin.  No experience required – both beginners and experienced crocheters are welcome! 

Recorded Programs you may have missed!